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to the streets to protest and a tax of up to 10% on their life savings. on sunday, fresh protests erupted. on cyprus withre the economist richard wolff after the headlines. and your report says the cia has been supporting a vast expansion in the flow of weapons to syrian rebels fighting president bashar al-assad. the new york times reports the airlift of arms and equipment to the rebels, largely overseen by turkey, has massively increased since early 2012 to include more than 160 flights in jordanian, saudi and qatari planes. u.s. intelligence officers have helped shop for weapons and have vetted rebel groups to decide who gets the arms. the cia's covert backing comes despite the obama administration's public support for solely non-lethal aid to the rebels. meanwhile, the cia has further increased its role in syria by feeding intelligence to rebel fighters for use against the syrian government. the wall street journal reports the move comes as part of the u.s. effort to tamp down on islamist militants in syria by aiding secular forces. secretary of state john kerry has urged iraq to take
of the newest senators go on the record voting for or against spending or higher taxes. the budget would be nonbinding so would act as guidelines for the u.s. government. but at the heart of the debate, how do you reduce the government's massive budget debt, and changes in taxes and spending. today the top democrat and the republican had their say. >> both sighs favor closing took loopholes that favor the wealthiest americans, and the senate thinks shouldsome revenue should be idea to tackle the deficit and invest in the middle class, not just simply cut tax rates for the rich. >> usually you can tax more and spend more and borrow more and that will somehow create growth and prosperity. i believe we have had four years of that experiment, which i fundamentally doubted and opposed from the beginning. and it hasn't worked. >> shepard: regardless of whether it's worked or hasn't, the insiders say the democratic budget will likely pass. mike emanuel is in washington. how has the vote been going and what's it like in there so far? reporter: we expect starting any moment they'll vote on a seri
is not just a tax haven for russia, it is the tax haven for russian millionaires and billionaires. russia has invested $119 billion, that's with a "brks" in cyprus in 2011 alone. that's by far the largest recipient of russian investments in the world. equal amount of investment came back to russia from cyprus. funny how that works. russian investment is five times the total economic output for cyprus. russians account for $20 billion of total bank deposits or, tyler, as you mentioned, more than a third among the top russians in cyprus is the fert cider magnet now the biggest shareholder in the bank of cyprus. he has a lot of money in u.s. real estate as well. he brought donald trump's mansion and his daughter bout an apartment in sandy well. and alexander bought avraz steel. the mystery to me is why these wealthy russians kept so much money in cyprus when they knew the banks were in trouble. one reason is that there are fewer choices. if you look around the world, governments arie cracking down n tax evasion and money laundering. they're all complying with global capitalist. even with this 10
taxes taken out of the pockets of hardworking american families, more government spending which adds to the trillions of dollars in debt that will be handed down to the next generation. our friends on the other side of the aisle talk about a balanced approach, but they refuse to even balance their own budget. our vision calls for a stop to washington's failed policies and reckless spending. it says american families and small businesses understand you can't spend more than you take in. you need to balance your budget, and it's time for washington to do the same. this vision seeks to protect the things that we value most, to keep the promises we made to our seniors, to our veterans. i'm the son of a u.s. marine. while at the same time allowing us to leave a better future for our kids and our grandkids, that's the vision i want to work toward and that's why i'm proud to support the house budget committee's proposal which we'll be voting on later this week. this isn't about passing a budget for one year, just one time. this is about creating lasting solutions that help grow our economy
for considering is the tax and spending blueprint for fiscal year 2014. live coverage at 2:15 eastern here on c-span2. south carolina is holding a primary today in the 1st congressional house district. here's a look at that race. >> host: well, here is the front page of the state newspaper this morning, a story by gina smith for the island packet. turnout will decide today's election for the 1st congressional seat in south carolina. gina smith is joining us on the phone this morning. of gina smith, tell me about this race. who's running and why? >> guest: well, good morning from south carolina. this is like christmas morning for me, i'm so excited. [laughter] this is really an exciting race. we have 18 republicans, two democrats, an incredibly crowded field. but some of the names in this race just make it just delicious to watch. we have mark stanford, the former -- sanford, the former governor who most of the nation remembers as the guy who slipped out of the country in 2009 so he could go visit his mistress, and he -- everyone thought he was hiking the appalachian trail, but he was up to some
. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in this country. i just saw the statistics, something like 70%. and here in california, i'm just going to say, liberals, you could actually lose me. it's outrageous what we're paying. over -- i'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous. >> and not only that -- >> wow. >> people like bill maher pay 55% in california, people in new york pay over 50%. in new jersey, why is a republican sitting at 70% plus appro
the principles we have we need to be more eck policity with and instead of saying we want revenue neutral tax reform i think we need to stand up and say we want to leave more money in the economy and reduce taxes. when rye bega regan did it we % growth in one year. we don't reinvent ourselves in this way. unless you stand for something people aren't motivated to go out and vote for you. >> chris: talk about things you stand about. immigration you came out with your ideas for a comprehensive plan this week and you are taking fire for both the right and the left. your call four plan for creating a legal status, not citizenship but a legal status for the 11 million folks who are already here illegal immigrants already here but taking fire from the right because you oppose the e verify is system which would make it easier for employers to check whether workers are in fact legal or illegal. why would you oppose that? >> that is not the main part of my plan. the main part of the plan is trust but verify. says we have to have border security. conservatives wanted border security before we had immigr
revenue-neutral tax reform we want to say, we want to leave more money in the economy and reduce taxes. when ronald reagan did it we had 7% growth in one year and that is the bold leadership we need but it's not a new principle. we don't have to reinvent ourselves in that way but we have to stand on principle and unless you stand for something people are not motivated to vote for you. >> chris: let's talk about what you stand about, immigration. you came out with your ideas for a comprehensive plan this week and since then you are taking fire from both the right and the left. you call your plan for creating a legal status. not citizenship, but a legal status, for the 11 million folks who are already here, illegal immigrants who are here but taking fire from the right because you oppose the e-verify system which would make it easier for employers to check whether their workers are in fact legal or illegal. why would you oppose that? >> that's not the main part of my plan. the main part is trust but verify, we have to have border security and conservatives always wanted border security b
is the answer to everything. more tax, more spending. ours is, let's save medicare, let's save social security, let's downsize the federal government to a size that is manageable and affordable. >> shannon: there are all kinds of fiscal issues with the budget, with sequester and the debt ceiling, not far off. have you offered a number of ways that you think the federal government could be cutting back. your office is good at looking at budgets and plans. you have note aid number of things that could have been done n. liu of closing the white house to public visitors, but did you have bipartisan crossover. >> i had bipartisan crossover because they're getting ready to run for election. there is a game play in the senate. this administration wants to show the american public that we can't cut $44 billion between now and september 30 without them experiencing massive pain. they have every intention to make it hurt to get the point that we need to spends every penny we are spending. which is absolutely ludicrous. it's a shame they are doing that because a lot of things -- we are going to have air
. we don't believe that we ought to be raising taxes on middle income americans, which is exactly what the ryan budget will do. if you are going to sort the voucherize medicare, and then say to them with this voucher, you shop around, but then i've got to make up the difference with the insurance, then that's raising taxes on people who are on medicare. at the same time, you cutting taxes to people in the upper income categories. then we want a block grant, medicaid. that means that there are seniors who will find themselves being shopped around from state to state to find which nursing home will be able to take them. that is the kind of stuff that we ought not have. we ought to have a national medicaid program, a national medicare program, and it should be a guarantee. it should not be a voucher to shop around to insurance companies. >>> but congressman, there's going to have to be compromise before anything gets done. from the president's vision, if there is to be another grand bargain, it would require changes on entitlements. are you and the other members of the democratic caucus w
account as a tax. tonight, the plan in one country to do just that and the shock felt around the world. plus, campus shooting plot foiled. tonight, guns, bombs and suicide at one of the biggest universities in america. late night panic and fear on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> shepard: now the suspect is dead. why did he have all the weapons and explosives? tonight, investigators dig into the deadly dorm room drama. and a couple of dare devils do a skyscraper fly by. with nothing more than a pair of wings but first from fox this monday night, police are now saying this could have been a disaster. hundreds of students had the one of the largest universities in our nation evacuated after report of a man with a gun on campus. but there was so much more. when police entered the suspect's dorm room, they found him dead with a pistol and an assault rifle. and a bagful of homemade bombs. and investigators say it now appears to them the suspect was planning some kind of attack. it happened a little after midnight in dorm tower 1 at the university of central
,ave tax but neither would balance the budget in 10 years. also the congressional black caucus and the congressional progressive caucus will be introducing budget. it's possible a ryan version could be introduced in the senate. >> what is likely to happen in the senate this week? >> it will be democrats making the case for the patty murray budget. convince someto democratic senators who may not support that budget. they will have to sell it to democratic senators as well as republicans. no republicans are likely to vote for the budget. they will be calling for more spending cuts, no tax increases, balancing the budget sooner. >> republicans say this to be the first time in four years they have agreed to put forward a plan. why is this your difference? are a number of different things. there is a law that was passed that the members of congress will not get paid unless the have a budget resolution. , the debtwo years limit law basically established discretionary spending amounts, so you technically did not need a budget the last couple of years. also, democrats in the senate hav
exit from the euro. the rescue package scraps a controversial plan to put a tax on private bank deposits. but a top european official says europe may need help paying the bills. >> the euro area member-states are committed to assist cyprus in its adjustment process and have reaffirmed that the size of the financial assistance will amount to 10 billion euro. we would obviously welcome a contribution by the imf. heather: so, question is, who wins, who loses in this deal? stuart varney is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network and he is here to answer that question for us. so who wins, who loses? >> heather, let's start with the oozers. the russian mob, number one. losers big-time. they will confiscate 30% or more of those depositers and money in the bank if they have got more than 100,000 euros. a lot of those people are russian. they will lose big-time. secondly, the cypriot people, they lose. the island is already in chaos and they face an economic depression. there are some forecasts that cyprus will lose 20% of its economy. that is a depression. so those tw
in our currency. as part of the deal, this is the key. the local government raising taxes and puttings levies on some bank deposits. greg palkot is live outside parliament in the capitol of cyprus with more. greg? >> reporter: hey, jenna, the folks in cyprus right now are breathing a sigh of relief. they have avoided going under but at a cost. the deal struck with the european union was a tough one. probably why we saw protests here every day we've been here. one big bank will be shut down of the that will cost jobs. money from accounts of big uninsured depositers will be seized to the tune of 30% or more. small depositers will be spared but the little guys will suffer another way. the economy here is set to slow down. here is what we felt out on the streets of nicosia hire today. you might get some cash out of atm. in cyprus and there might be a bailout in place but in fact it is a holiday in this country. we talked to the folks here and their mood is definitelily not sunny. old money. you think that is better than the new money, the euros because of what happened? >> yes. because, be
price. tracy: have you felt the impact of the rising payroll tax? some people say, no, i am not one of them. we have a surprising result of a new survey ahead. former nfl grbac and winery owner group bledsoe is here and is lobbying efforts to allow direct wine sales. ashley: let's take a look at battles as we had to the break. the dollar increasing in value. gold moving lower as a result. we will be right back. ♪ it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every daof the week. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her... no. no! no. ...likes 50% more cash. but i don't give up easy... do you want 50% more cash? yes! yes?! ♪ [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase, plus a 50% annual bo
proposals, both very different on things like tax hikes and entitlement spending and neither likely to get enough support to make it to the president's desk in its current form. house speaker john boehner says he's at work toward balancing the budget going forward, but that's that washington's spending problems have to be addressed. >> when you get down to the bottom line, the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people and we're not going to get very far. if the president doesn't believe that the goal ought to be the balance of the budget over the next ten years, i'm not sure we'll get very far. >> peter doocy with the news in washington for us tonight. do lawmakers sound hopeful that the government shoulddown can be avoided? >> harris, none of the lawmakers we heard from today actually threatened to shut down the government at the end of the march and the focus seems to have shifted past the upcoming deadline to extend that short-term budget resolution and on to a more grand bargain, but speaker boehner says he doesn't know if democrats and republicans can
an amendment the medicalveal device tax in the 2010 health care law. again, the debate is underway. we caught up with a capitol hill reporter for inside information on the budget proposals in the house and senate. among the amendments they have debated and .ost: let's talk about the cr guest: congress is saying at least for today we avoided a showdown. the senate has passed it, the house passed it yesterday, and what it does is continue what we have seen from government funding. this is the era that we live in. rds that disagree on the way spending and taxes should go -- parties that disagree on the way spending and taxes should go. it keeps the sequester in place , although it does gives -- give .ome flexibility basically, it keeps in place what we thought we already had, which is a working government, sequester, and the ongoing pay freeze for federal workers. host: is the sequester here to i am starting to think that it has to be. twos harder to see how the sides reach an agreement when the democrats say let's replace half of it with taxes and republicans do not want that. i do not think de
balances the budget in ten years, but with huge spending cuts and even tax cuts as well. and on the senate side, democrats raise taxes by a trillion dollars, cut spending by about the same, don't balance the budget in the near future. ultimately this doesn't have to become law, these are blueprints, but ultimately if there's any chance at dealing with the debt and deficit, these two, very different philosophies and visions. >> early april, the president comes up with his budget recommendation. a lot of people are hoping all of this will eventually result in the grand bargain, a real deal looking down the road, everyone on board basically. a deal that would avoid, for example, having to worry about raising the debt ceiling end of july, early august. is that at all doable? >> it is possible. i wouldn't go as far as saying doable now. but what i will say, the difference in approach now versus say two years ago when they tried this and it failed and it was, you know, almost the end of the world as the u.s. bumped up against the debt ceiling, the difference is they are going through what we cal
they do support raising tax, only on the wealthy americans but esensely, what's changed, they didn't pass a budget for four years, any budget threat they passed would have included a tax increase and felt vulnerable in the campaign. well, president obama got re-elected by promising a tax increase on high-income americans to reduce the deficit. so now, finally, senate democrats feel that they can go ahead and echo that position. that's change. >> an narc the president is expected to release the white house budget in april. what kind of compromises, if any, can we expect to see there? >> i think he is going to kind of come up and say the same things that he has been saying. we will look at the changes he will make to the entitlement program. the republicans saying they will not raise tax and what the democrats might do on entitlement reforms if they can find any kind of common ground that would be possible there. >> bill schneider, anna palmer, stick around. we would like to come back to you later in the hour, if that's okay with you. >> sure. >> thanks. >>> could bill clinton be talking ou
of the big ones, they can't be seen as the party of no. it stands for taxed enough already. we understand we want to draw a line in sand and not tax anything else. at some point you have to be for something and some point have to get people on your side to your mission and vision and move legislation. you can't just be sitting up there pounding your fist, saying no and pointing to constitution. while i love and respect the constitution, you have to use the that to bring people on to your side, not turn people off. that's an issue. as far as rand paul's concerned, look, libertarian as though he may be, he's got some issues and stances that could bring some people on to the conservative libertarianism. i don't know what that is, either, by the way, goldie. he could bring people to that side. goldie also pointed out there are big issues he has about civil rights and things like that that are nonstarters that no one brought up in the last few weeks since his filibuster. >> so, angela, republicans have talked a lot about how they can do better among women voters. senator ted cruz recently did a l
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the country's debt crisis. on wednesday, parliament rejected an eu proposal to tax people. remain closed until next week. now we can join peter sharp. hopefully you can hear me can what seems to be on the table for parliament? to sit in at is due few hours time. if all goes well, they will have in front of them plan b, which fiveway of finding the they 5.8on euros -- billion euros needed. we think inb may include something like this, but basically cyprus will be nationalizing its banks, it's pensions and taking the church property that has been offered to them and putting that in a pile and issuing bonds out of that. they hope that will come up with the necessary 5.8 billion. properties include 2 billion. the talks have been going on all day. russia hasn't come up all day. the talking will continue. when the members of parliament meets here in a few hours time, hopefully they'll be something on the table that they will be able to vote on. >> define a balancing act for tryingrus government and to keeping you the eu happy and the people on the ground. what is happening on the streets? >> i think
that there won't be increased rates. that's not going to happen. so can this happen? can they tackle tax reform? >> you are also saying medicare costs are beginning to level off. they don't know why, but it's happening. for the first time in years, the democratic senate is actually considering a budget and that means there is possibly a good chance there is going to be a conference committee between the republican house and the democratic senate on the budget that could provide another opening of a bit of a window to again put some of the bigger ideas on the table the gwen: it's also possible that the sequestration, the word i hate to use, but the across the board budget cuts that people said weren't going to make a ig effect, they didn't immediately, are starting to kick in, drirnings drip, drifment >> but they passed 9 resolution to keep the government going for the rest of the year. gwen: well, we'll be watching. thank you, everyone. our conversation has to end here for now but continues online in our "washington week" webcast extra, where among other things we'll consider lessons learned 10
that builds the power structure. in a state like the united states, the population pays taxes and the government is accountable and that system is not there in iraq. whoever oversees oil seizes power. that is a major factor in conditioning the mentality of the group that rules. they put their hand on that and they will not let that go. coming back to the sunnis, i remember growing up in a country where the sectarian divisions were not really relevant. we did not who was sunni or shia. a sectarian policies of saddam's regime and the oppression he imposed on the shia, this sense of being persecuted was strong -- shia.he snia. the opportunity came, there was a segment, the islamists, who were thinking now, we have got it, we will never let it go. it will be a shia government. that put the sunnis a difficult position, and in the early days they brokered the political cottedf the polit aical process. that did not work. they then joined in it. that is not working. now they are caught in a difficult position. they do not want to go to the extreme where al qaeda is because they get th
, the largely party line vote was 50-49, it followed a marathon overnight session, it would increase taxes by $1 trillion over the next decade and goes to the republican dominated house where it's not expected to survive. the senate has already voted down the house's plan. >>> in georgia a 14-year-old and 17-year-old are in custody expected to be charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy. the baby's mother was pushing the little guy in a stroller thursday morning when two men approached her and demanded money. >> they're still looking for the gun and the motive. nick valencia is in the small town of brunswick in southeast georgia. nick you've gotten new information from police, what is that? >> reporter: good morning, victor. i just got off the phone with brunswick police officer todd rhodes and says the two suspects have officially been charged with first-degree murder and also tells me in response to this alleged alibi from demarcus elkins, the older suspect, now his aunt was saying that he was with her that night, that it's impossible that they got the wrong
. the senate bill calls for deficit reduction through increasing taxes and spending cuts and, of course, the house bill calls for steep cuts in balancing the budget within ten years. of course, some revisions to medicare as well. a lot of differences and we have another deadline coming up. the debt ceiling will have to be revisited this summer, alex. >> looking forward to that. >> reporter: yeah, we all are. >> thank you very much, kristen welker. >>> joining me right now, andy sullivan and ann palmer. ann, i'll begin with you. the president is back from the middle east. the reviews are out there. how are you getting the word in terms of how he was perceived? >> i think one of the key things you can look at is what the israeli press put out in the days following his first steps and throughout the entire visit and it was a resounding applause. he got very good praise from them. obviously from what he was trying to do was take that frosty relationship with benjamin netanyahu and try to piece it back together. he did that. it was exactly what he needed to do. there wasn't a lot of meat on
is actually taxing everybody's bank accounts. >> if you look at the size of cyprus, it has an economy about the size of vermont. but, what it underscores is the fact that years on into the european debt crisis, there's still no common way to resolve a country that's going into sovereign collapse, to get a banking system out of bankruptcy. europeans don't know what will happen. as you said, the first proposition in cyprus, would have included a one-time tax, essentially taking depositors' money. they could lose their money. that's presumably off the table. it looks like the cypriots will be trying to hit the offshore money. bottom line is, if you live in another beleaguered country like spain or italy, you might be thinking of going to bank and take your money out. >> and just the fact that eu was floating this idea and the authorities in cyprus were floating this idea means, this is the beginning of the end of the euro, people have no confidence they can deposit their funds in the bank creates insecurity. >> real quickly, another deadline tonight for a possible agreement, do you think we'll
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council is willing to wave the 9.5 percent hotel tax for 350 nfl employees and the two teams that play. they are willing to wave a 10 percent surcharge on game ticket that who is raised $6348. and $4.54 city fee on parking spaces. if santa clara wins the bid, super bowl 50 would be played in the 49ers new name name under construction. the game should generate hundreds of millions in economic activity but a lost that is in san francisco, the official host city. the nfl picks the super bowl host for 2016 on may 22. >> poll finds support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high. the washington post/abc news poll fines 58 percent of americans now say gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry, a significant increase from 44 percent just three years ago and finds opposition to same-sex marriage has dropped from 55 percent to 36 percent in the last decade. the poll comes a week before the supreme court takes up the issue of gay marriage. >> santa clara supervisor george shirakawa junior is due in court in april if sentencing. he pleaded guilty in court yesterday to 12 charges connecte
reports new york is offering tax incentives to lure the show back to the big apple. as far as who would replace fallon after he moves on up in the lineup the new york post said nbc could dip into the "snl" pool once again, the great seth meyers is rumored to be the top man for the job. cnn reached out to nbc but the network is not commenting. >>> it was 50 years ago today when pop culture changed forever. today is the 50th anniversary of the release of the beatles' first album. please please me. the lp hit shelves in britain on march 22nd in 1963. sales started out slow. but it would hit number one in may. the british invaded and the beatles never looked back and neither did society. >>> game of thrones fans you still have a full week plus to wait for the premiere of season three but we can help you get your fix before then. don't miss my interview next week with game of thrones cocreator david benioff and i'll try to pry a few secrets out of him about the upcoming season. we asked you earlier to come up with a new cheer for harvard's basketball team. go crimson! at least we've got most
side their priority is to raise taxes by $1 trillion. ask the americans to give the government a trillion dollar more without balancing the budget. i don't know if they'll get together on that point. it's really stark ideological difference. >> president obama came under attack this week for filling out his ncaa brackets. some said he should have been working on his budget instead. here's his final four if you're curious. louisville, indiana, florida, ohio state. he has indiana winning it all. i know you have duke winning it all. i picked iowa state over the fighting irish yesterday so it helped my bracket. back to the subject. is it a fair criticism of the president if he should be writing a budget and not filling out brackets? >> no. again, that is ridiculous, christine, in terms of using this as a talking point. we know what president obama's priorities are in the budget. he's been talking about it nonstop for his first term and nonstop during this campaign. and by the way, the majority of americans, the american public, agree with his priorities on the budget. it's one of t
you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show". we had a little meeting at my house yesterday. travis sent me pictures of you taking your pants off in my driveway. >> i took my pants off in your driveway. >> stephanie: everybody in the neighborhood is like what's going on with that chick? >> i had a speedo on underneath. it wasn't like twigs and berries. >> stephanie: i can make him post it. >> no, i cannot. >> stephanie: i can do it. i'm your boss, ha ha. >> yes i can! >> stephanie: ha ha! >> how is that different from the photo you already have up on facebook? >> i have shorts on there. >> stephanie: oh, well. okay. ity's monday. you know what that means everybody. >> stephanie: good morning rudeness. we've outruded
of being lawyers and finish their college education. i got a serious -- a series of tax messages from them to promote a campaign to organize that we supported, very much focused on bringing attention to special needs of women in conflict. we take this seriously globally. in a rapeso brought kits and counselors. it is important after a sexual assault to get treatment. we are working with partners to provide special counseling for the many children who are affected by this who are traumatized now. this has impact for the rest of your life to go through this. many children are being caught in the crossfire. it is brutal. want to say might something about the particular plight of women in refugee camps. with groups inng jordan and turkey to ensure that aid is provided to women -- and girls who have suffered and fled syria. we have heard very credible reports that one of the things they are fleeing from israel. we arerefugee camp, --ing fund in refunding funding. >> there was an article which appeared in the national review recently. it was entitled, the silent exodus of serious christians. it
just that, alex. being nuanced in whether he's talking about drones, tax reform -- he's always been very nuanced to make sure he has -- and people starting to realize a wider vision for his own political career and that's exactly why he didn't mention specifically pathway to citizenship. what's interesting, though, prior to that a.p. story i can share with you that the chatter was he was going to talk about pathway to citizenship. so i might -- you know, the big question is, did he back away from that after he heard the chatter and heard that individuals were not welcoming it in the extreme part of the party. let's be clear. short of a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumenteds, the republican party is still going to have a latino vote problem. what's going to happen, unless we provide a pathway to citizenship eventually, what's going to happen is every day american latinos are going to always have a question mark when they interact with every day americans when people are going to ask them, are you here as an american citizen or a legal resident? >> well, this is becoming
budget bill would impose almost $1 trillion of tax increases couplihu)ud $875 billion in spending cuts. democrat chris coons of delaware said crafting a budget should be about more than the bottom line. >> we need to do it in a way that both stabilizes our deficit and debt, makes critical investments in growing our economy and preserves the core of the programs on which americans rely. this is not just about numbers. it is also about values. it is also about priorities. >> sreenivasan: republican jeff sessions of alabamaçó called democrats out for how they were using the word balance during the debate. >> they're also using the word balance. they hope people will hear it and think that this means they have a balanced budget. they know they don't have a balanced budget. they won't tell the american people they don't have one. they just use the word. but it's not in their document. >> sreenivasan: sessions forced a vote on an amendment to put democrats on record in opposition to balancing the budget by the end of the decade. it failed on a near-party line vote. lawmakers in north dakot
the power structure. in a state like the united states, the population pays taxes and the government is accountable and that system is not there in iraq. whoever oversees oil seizes power. that is a major factor in conditioning the mentality of the group that rules. they put their hand on that and they will not let that go. coming back to the sunnis, i remember growing up in a country where the sectarian divisions were not really relevant. we did not who was sunni or shia. a sectarian policies of regime and the oppression he imposed on the shia, this sense of being persecuted was strong amongst the snia. the opportunity came, there was a segment, the islamists, who were thinking now, we have got it, we will never let it go. it will be a shia government. that put the sunnis a difficult position, and in the early days they brokered the political process. that did not work. they then joined in it. that is not working. now they are caught in a difficult position. they do not want to go to the extreme where al qaeda is because they get themselves where victims of al qaeda. at the same tim
to sell it and to really regulate it. so basically taxed and regulated the industry. this is much more different than even what is the case in places like amsterdam where everybody thinks it's sort of, you everywhere. this is even more expansive than that. this is two states but people that are believers in the industry really think that this opens the pathway for legalization, you know, in many more states down the road and the opening of a huge industry. >> lee, your article also mentions this network that links up marijuana startups with investors but you write that this is not just a bunch of pot heads sitting around sharing ideas. who are these people? >> no. that's what's most interesting. that's what shows you that this is really an industry that people have high hopes on. this is a -- this company basically brings entrepreneurs into a room with potential investors and lets them kind of give their elevator pitch and the entrepreneurs can meet with the investors and do deals of whatever kind they want. the kinds of investors coming to these meetings are basically, you know, peopl
look forward to getting the best balance and position for tax taxpayers as well as security. >> getting a lot of areas, you'll have mentioned the criminal network. i was interested. how organized and unified is it? is a criminal network? this is reminding me of the old james bond books where there was this criminal network in the 70s, they had a boss and a set of underlings and a structure. it is that we are dealing with? are we dealing with a bunch of random bad guys? >> it is somewhere in the middle. large cartels operate in a variety of different ways. senator, this is the dark side of globalization. we live in a world where there is connection and the ability to move them the best we can. that there will be entities, individuals, midsize groups, and they cartels that take advantage of this. if you think of the global economy as being about $60 trillion, some estimates are that are about 10% of the global economy. it is invested, if you will, in narcotics, human smuggling, cybercrime being the largest of all these areas, as well as the other things we have talked about. arms and cash
calling for $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade and a nonbinding agreement the senate voted 62-37 to approve the keystone pipeline. i'm joined by carolyn mccarthy, david young and congressman basara of california and jim antle. coming up the presidential election and tragedy of newtown the two biggest domestic policy priorities for president and democrats on capitol hill are overhauling the country's immigration laws and strengthening its gun laws. in the twin tales of how these priorities have fared in the first few months of the 113th congress reveal a lot about the political pressures republicans are and are not facing right now. on tuesday senate majority leader harry reid announced he would not include a measure sponsored by senator feinstein to ban assault weapons. instead he said it would be considered as an amendment. >> i want people to have the ability to vote on assault weapons, mental health, safety in schools, federal trafficking, clips, everything. but i cannot do that until i get a bill on the floor. right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has l
of the income tax and so one and even though nixon backed away from it, it was a certain standard set about the welfare system in the country that you have to give maximum credit for. the philadelphia hiring plan and others so she was a pretty good domestic president. i talked to a guy named paul musgrave who said in the first three or four months of the presidency it was like a golden age if you go back and look at it again it's amazing. all the stuff is going on, new policies and ideas, and the public pieces, john osborn wrote for the watch and said the domestic policy meetings they sit around for hours laughing it and there on a whole different side of mixing. then it all stopped. he stopped. he lost interest. >> that is what makes him such a puzzle. >> i'm not suggesting that you are doing this but i was watching on c-span some clips from nixon's state of the union address. again, i am not suggesting this is a way of becoming healthy, but i did it. and i noticed him talking again and again about the environment. and how proud she was of his achievement in cleaning up the aerts and of th
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